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Michigan Car Accident Tips

Answers to Your Michigan Car Accident Questions

Kajy Law has won over 2,500 car accident cases for our clients. That means we know what to do at every step–from the minute after the auto accident takes place until you receive your settlement check from the insurance companies.

We want to help you receive the best outcome possible after your Michigan car accident. To help you make this happen, we’re providing answers to some of the most important questions people ask after a Michigan auto accident.

What should I do after a Michigan car accident?

Despite the shock, confusion, and stress that immediately follows a Michigan car accident, it’s important to remain calm and stay at the scene while you wait for the police to arrive. You should also do the following:

  • Document what happened
    This includes obtaining information from witnesses, acquiring a police report of the accident, and taking photos of the accident scene, damages to vehicles, as well as any injuries.
  • Seek medical treatment
    Promptly see a doctor after a Michigan car accident for a medical evaluation and follow through on any prescribed treatment for your injuries. Note that a person may have suffered injuries while not experiencing pain due to the adrenaline released after an accident.
  • Contact a Michigan Car Accident Attorney
    To make sure all of the steps are handled correctly and to help you earn every dollar you deserve, it’s crucial that you get a legal team on your side who fully understands Michigan law. Kajy Law specializes in Michigan auto law and will guide you through the remaining steps.
  • Contact your Michigan insurance provider
    You only have a limited amount of time to report an accident to receive Michigan insurance benefits. Your insurance provider will want to know the location, injuries, damages, names of those involved, witnesses, and the investigating police officer’s name and contact information. However, be sure to follow your attorney’s guidance in this matter, as some insurance companies will want you to say things that release them of liability.
  • Keep good records
    These records will be important to get proper compensation from your injuries and losses. They include any bills, expenses, or income loss, medical records of treatment, as well as any physical or mental trauma that resulted from the Michigan car accident and how it affected you.

Along with taking these steps, it’s important not to do certain things to avoid causing problems, complications, and stress.

Find out what you shouldn’t do after a Michigan car accident. >>

Who pays after a Michigan car accident under Michigan no-fault laws?

To help car accident victims receive medical treatment without having to worry about who should pay, Michigan Law requires each person’s own insurance company to pay for the medical bills related to an auto accident. However, there are certain things that no-fault insurance doesn’t cover.

Our Michigan car accident lawyers reveal what isn’t covered under no fault insurance. >>

What do I do if I am injured in a car accident? Who Pays?

Suddenly, your day changed from going to or from work, school or running errands. Now, you have to figure out the full extent of the injuries you suffered, how to treat them, and what else you need to do. Take these three steps after a car accident injury:

  • Get the medical help you need
    Your health is the most important thing to focus on–not who is at fault or who will pay the medical bills. That’s why you and everyone involved should immediately receive medical attention and treatment for any and all injuries after a Michigan car accident, even if you don’t yet feel sore or if you feel that your injuries aren’t severe.
  • Contact your Michigan auto insurance company and apply for no-fault insurance benefits
    Michigan is a no-fault state. That means your own auto insurance is required to pay your medical bills from the car accident. Letting your insurance company know that you were involved in an accident is required in order for them to pay for your medical bills. However, first contact Kajy Law to help you avoid saying things that will relinquish their responsibility to pay.
  • Get legal help
    Even though you may have been paying for auto insurance coverage for years or even decades, insurance companies are known to deny coverage or stop it prematurely in order to save money. Get legal help in order to get the care you need, your bills paid, and the compensation you deserve.

Here’s what else to do if you’re injured in a Michigan car accident. >>

What damages can I recover after a Michigan car accident?

Michigan no-fault laws can be confusing for Michigan auto accident victims. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are some of the damages Michigan Law allows a victim to recover after an accident:

  • Past and future medical expenses
    Medical expenses can be recovered from the accident which can include hospital bills and rehabilitation expenses. However, your accident may have been more severe and thus required specialized treatment or therapies. These damages can also be recovered, along with any medical care that may be ongoing into the foreseeable future or beyond.
  • Past and future lost wages
    Medical appointments, not being able to work from accident-related injuries, or having reduced work may have left you with less money than if these events had not taken place.
    These lost wages can be recovered after your accident, along with an estimate of future losses that you are projected to suffer as a result of the Michigan car accident.
  • Non-economic loss wages
    Some losses are not easily calculated like medical bills are. These intangible losses may include the pain and suffering endured, the loss of enjoyment of life, disabilities, or other permanent results from the Michigan car accident.

Learn what other damages can be recovered after your Michigan car accident. >>

How Can I Avoid a Car Accident in Michigan?

Even though Michigan’s roads are famous for their beauty, they are also notoriously dangerous to drive on. However, you can minimize the likelihood of a Michigan car accident by taking these important steps:

  • Give yourself enough driving space
    At least one of every five accidents in Michigan were the direct result of not leaving enough space for drivers to stop. This shows what a difference giving yourself a three-second following distance can make, especially on highways.
  • Eliminate distractions
    Distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. Don’t allow calls, texts, eating, grooming, or passenger behavior to take your attention away from the road.
  • Change your driving habits when the weather changes
    Michigan’s four seasons can bring significant amounts of snow, sleet, rain, and wind. With these changes in weather comes the need for drivers to change how they drive, which may entail driving slower, giving more braking space, and using headlights more frequently.

Learn what else you can do to avoid Michigan car accidents and where they are most likely to happen. >>

How Car Insurance Companies Can Take Advantage of Michigan Drivers After an Accident

Insurance companies in Michigan are businesses, which means they are looking to make a profit. This causes some of them to try and take advantage of Michigan drivers after an accident with these tactics:

  • Make a recorded statement immediately
    They know that you’re confused and emotional right after a Michigan car accident, and not all of your injuries may be apparent. This will let them off the hook for some costly payments, along with minimizing their responsibility for other financial obligations.
  • Sending deceptive insurance payments
    They may send a check or statement that may look routine but is actually a final payment that, once cashed, releases them from any more financial responsibility from the accident.
  • Sending you to a ‘third-party’ physician
    They may have you evaluated by a supposedly neutral physician who is actually connected to them. This physician will likely say you no longer need the treatment they have been paying for.

Learn what other tactics insurance companies may use and how you can protect yourself. >>

Michigan car accident lawyers focused on you

With a 98% success rate, Kajy Law knows how to help you win your car accident case and get the justice you deserve. So what makes us different?

“Kajy Cares” isn’t just a slogan. It’s a fact.

We show we care by hiring more staff to give you all the legal assistance you need. In fact, we have 10 lawyers and 35+ legal professionals at the ready to get things working in your favor.

Time and again, our extra manpower has paid off for car accident victims like you in Detroit, Southfield, Dearborn, Warren, and throughout Michigan by helping them get the maximum amount from their accident.


Michigan Accident Attorneys who put you in control

We make sure you feel in control from day one by providing a free personal consultation to answer any questions you might have and provide the assistance you need. From there, we regularly check in to let you know how your case is coming and to make sure you’re cared for.

And our no-fee guarantee means you can focus on getting your life back on track instead of worrying about paying for anything, while we care for every part of your Michigan car accident case behind the scenes.

Contact our Michigan Car Accident Lawyers Today

If you were involved in a Michigan car accident, contact Kajy Law today to get the legal help you need. Call us at 248-702-6641 or fill out our contact form.


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